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  • Locations: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Field of Study: Japanese Minor, Modern Languages- Japanese Minor (ENGR) Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English, Japanese Minimum GPA: 2.5
Course Credit: Transfer Credit UNL Sponsor(s): Business
Experience Type: study abroad Program Type: Exchange
Education Abroad Coordinator(s): Allison Hinesley Program Sponsor(s): UNL
Academic Level: 01 - Freshman, 02 - Sophomore, 03 - Junior, 04 - Senior
Program Description:

Program Highlights

  • Study and live at Senshu University, a highly-selective Japanese university with an international focus
  • Take courses through the Senshu University Japanese Business, Culture and Language (BCL) program
  • Participate in the optional weekend homestay with a local Japanese family 
  • Explore Tokyo, visit Japanese temples and shrines, sing karaoke, attend sporting events, and try authentic cuisine
  • Travel during the extended fall break and see Yokohama, Nikko, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji, Hiroshima, Osaka, Miyajima, or Himeji


Senshu University, founded in 1880, is a private institution located very near Tokyo, Japan. Each year from September to December, the university offers the Japanese Business, Culture, and Language (BCL) Program for English-speaking international students from Senshu's partner institutions.

The UNL program is held on the Ikuta campus located in Kawasaki City, a 25-minute train ride from Shinjuku City, center of Tokyo. The programs of the suburban campus include a graduate school, international office, economics, literature, and business. There are also several University-affiliated high schools. Many graduates of the high schools go on to attend Senshu University.

Admission to the University is highly competitive and it accepts the top students from across Japan. The majority of the 21,000 enrolled students live in Tokyo and commute daily to the campus since there is little opportunity for them to live on campus. The BCL Program offers a unique opportunity for UNL students to live with Japanese students in the International Residence Hall for an authentic Japanese experience.

Senshu University places great emphasis on increasing their students' English language skills. As such, Senshu University participates in several exchange programs with universities in the United States and around the world to provide study opportunities for their students who are proficient in English.

Academic Program Course of Study

The academic program consists of three courses especially designed for program participants. Students earn 17 credit hours in     Japanese, business, and modern language elective credit.

Course Credit

The academic program consists of three courses especially designed for program participants.

Japanese Language (8 credit hours of JAPN and MODL credit): The intense Japanese language course is designed for students with all levels of proficiency, including those who have not studied the language. The emphasis is on conversation, patterns and vocabulary, grammar and reading, and listening comprehension.

Japanese Civilization (3 credit hours of MODL 298): The Japanese Civilization course is a general introduction to Japanese history and culture. It emphasizes geographical features, history, and culture, as well as contemporary Japanese politics, economy, education, and family roles.

Japanese Business (6 credit hours of BSAD 491): The business course explores Japanese business concepts and methods of operation. Field trips to multinational corporations such as Sony, Nissan, Suntory, and Mitsui insurance are among the highlights of the course. 

College of Business students should discuss the credit they will earn with anAcademic Advisor. Students enrolled in other colleges should discuss credit with their major advisor in their college.


All undergraduate students in good standing are eligible. A 3.0 GPA is preferred, but motivated students with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.0 will be considered. While applications from non-UNL students may be considered, preference will be given to UNL students.

The final application deadline (pending availability) for the Fall 2017 program is February 1st, 2018.

Program Contacts

College of Business Global Immersion Student Coordinators
Rachel Henk- email pending
Farida Musa- email pending
College of Business
Hawks Hall, CoB 123H

Jennifer Mostek


      Amy Lester
      International Business, Program Coordinator 
      Hawks Hall, CoB 123C University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Accommodations and Other Arrangements


Program participants live only a short walk from the classroom buildings, the train station, and local shops in the Senshu International House. As an exciting new addition to the program, students share rooms with local Japanese students.  

The Senshu International House has a kitchen, shower rooms, pay phone, and laundry facilities. Bedding is provided; meals are not. During part of the stay, students participate in homestays with Japanese families. On the weekends, host families often take their students to Kamakura, the countryside, or on cultural excursions.

Fall 2017 Program Dates: 9/21/18 - 12/15/18


See the "Cost Sheet" above and the Financial page on the Education Abroad website.

Explanation of Costs

Exchange program participants pay UNL tuition and fees at the rate they normally pay as a resident or non-resident, plus a $150 Education Abroad Fee and other fees related to the exchange. Please see the Cost Sheet for a detailed explanation of program costs and the payment process.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please see the Education Abroad website for detailed information about financial aid and scholarships.

Additional Resources

Senshu University

Senshu BCL Program

Japanese Embassy

US Department of State

Center for Disease Control


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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.